Year of Mercy

On 8 December 2015 Pope Francis opened the holy door in the atrium of St Peter's Basilica in Rome. With this act he inaugurated the Jubilee Year of Mercy. God, the Pope said, “never tires of casting open the doors of his heart and of repeating that he loves us and wants to share his love with us. The Church feels the urgent need to proclaim God’s mercy.”

Pat Coyle speaks to Fr Gerry Whelan SJ in Rome about Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation on the family, Amoris Laetitia. This document, Gerry remarks, is more significant, more ground-breaking, than a cursory reading of it would suggest. Gerry lectures in Theology in the Gregorian University, Rome.

‘Amoris Laetitia’ – putting the pastoral first

April 25, 2016

DERMOT ROANTREE :: The moral approach advocated in 'Amoris Laetitia' is about putting God's mercy first in all pastoral situations, not (as some have claimed) about accommodating the sexual revolution.

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Spreading Good News at Gardiner Street

March 23, 2016

Large numbers attended Gardiner Street Church both for this year's 'Novena of Grace and Mercy' and the "24 Hours for the Lord" Year of Mercy event.

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Be merciful, just as your father is merciful

March 23, 2016

GERRY CLARKE SJ :: Pope Francis has put it very simply: “The Church is not in the world to condemn, but to make possible an encounter with the visceral love...

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Pope asks people of Moyross for prayers

February 11, 2016

Tony O'Riordan SJ presented Pope Francis with a picture of Our Lady Undoer Of Knots from the shrine of the Corpus Christi parish church in Limerick. The Pope asked for...

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The Russian face of mercy

February 9, 2016

TOM CASEY SJ :: A reflection on the Russian face of mercy with the inspiration of poet Anna Akhmatova, on the eve of Francis, Bishop of Rome, meeting with Patriarch...

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Moyross Jesuit ‘mercy envoy’ for Pope

February 5, 2016

Moyross Parish Priest Fr Tony O’Riordan SJ is one of seven hundred priests from around the world chosen by Pope Francis to play a special role in the Holy Year...

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God’s abundant mercy

December 21, 2015

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: It is never too late to receive God’s unlimited forgiveness, no matter how wayward we have been. All it takes is an acknowledgement of our humanity,...

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The difference mercy makes

December 8, 2015

DERMOT ROANTREE :: It is the conservative critics of Pope Francis, not those who favoured the Kasper proposal at the recent Synod on the Family, who need to account for...

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Gardiner St Church ‘mercy door’

December 7, 2015

The parishioners of Gardiner St Church are preparing for the Jubilee Year of Mercy with the opening of a Holy Door into the Church and the tomb of Venerable Fr....

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Divine mercy two years on

March 13, 2015

TOM CASEY SJ :: As we mark the 2nd anniversary of the election of Pope Francis, Tom Casey argues that theologians could learn a lot from the Pope's message of...

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